Thai Minister expressed interest to invest in Bangladesh

Thailand Minister for Economic Reforms and Investment Kobsak Pootrakool has expressed his keen interest to invest in Bangladesh's infrastructure, power, energy and other potential sectors. Thai Minister also highly praised the recent economic advancement activities of Bangladesh and expressed deep interest to be a development partner of this country. 

He made the remarks while addressing at the 'Bangladesh-Thailand Business Dialogue' organized by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) held at its conference center yesterday.

FBCCI President Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) welcomed the delegation at the dialogue. The dialogue was moderated by FBCCI Senior Vice President Sheikh Fazle Fahim while Saida Muna Tasnim, Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Mingpant Chayavichitsilp, President of Thai-Bangladesh Business Council spoke at the dialogue. Panpimon Skwannapongse, Thailand Ambassador to Bangladesh, FBCCI Vice President Md Muntakim Ashraf, directors of FBCCI, heads of member bodies and the leading industrialists of the country were present.

Kobsak Pootrakool this time is leading a 35 member high powered business delegation to Bangladesh. The secretary general of board of investment of Thailand and high officials of Thailand government are visiting Bangladesh in this delegation.  

FBCCI President Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), in his speech, briefed the delegation about the fast growing development activities of Bangladesh. The FBCCI chief expressed his thankfulness to Thailand for recognizing Bangladesh soon after the Independence war of the country. But the bilateral trade could not yet reach to a satisfactory level, he mentioned.

Mohiuddin invited the Thai delegation to invest in potential sectors of this country taking the lucrative offers provided by Bangladesh government. Thailand Minister Pootrakool highly praised the recent development scenario of Bangladesh and hoped that Bangladesh is going to be a big economic power within nearest future. 

Considering Bangladesh as an attractive investment destination the Thai Minister expressed his deep interest to invest in the infrastructure, power, energy and other potential sectors of Bangladesh. 

Thai Minister stressed the need for deep sea port to import more goods from Bangladesh and also emphasized on establishing road connectivity between Thailand and Bangladesh.

Mentionable, Bangladesh exported total amount of US$48.57 million to Thailand in 2016-17 and imported the amount of US$781.60 million. 

The principal export products of Bangladesh to Thailand are woven garments, knitwear, engineering products, agricultural products and home textile. The import items from Thailand are plastics and rubber articles, mineral products, textiles and textile article and products of the chemical or allied industries. 

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